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Should I Stay or Should I Go?: En kvantitativ studie om orsakerna till flyktingmigration 1995-2014
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis builds upon the etiology of forced migration studies. It contributes to the field in three specific ways. First, by using a global database that is not limited to OECD countries; second, by observing the last twenty years, which is also the most migrant intense period in human history; third, by operationalizing human rights violations as an independent variable. I conduct statistical analyses using fixed effects least squares, on a pooled cross-sectional time-series data set, consisting of data from 175 countries for the years 1995–2014. My findings contradict two recent studies that have suggested that the reasons behind forced migration have changed since the end of the Cold War. Rather, the results of this study support the conclusion that threats against personal integrity causes people to leave their homes. International violence on the own nations territory as a threat to the personal integrity, civil violence as a threat to the personal integrity and dissident violence as a threat to the personal integrity all have statistical significant effects on refugee populations. I conclude the thesis by suggesting several areas that should be of great interest for further research. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Forced Migration, Refugees, Internally Displaced People, Human Rights
Keyword [sv]
Flyktingmigration, Flyktingar, Internt flyttade personer, Mänskliga rättigheter
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295293OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295293DiVA: diva2:933329
Educational program
Master Programme in Human Rights
Available from: 2016-06-04 Created: 2016-06-03 Last updated: 2016-06-04Bibliographically approved

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